Imroze Khan (Principal Investigator)


“I am a biologist with a broad interest in how organisms adapt to pathogenic infections and what the underlying genetic basis is.

I am primarily using experimental evolution to understand selective forces behind different immune strategies (e.g. memory, resistance, tolerance) in a diverse life-history contexts (e.g. repeated vs. rare pathogen exposure, ageing, environmental and nutrient stress). At the same time, I am also taking a stab at genetics as a tool to understand the mechanisms”

Lab members

Basabi, Srijan, Saubhik, Biswajit and Devshuvam are spearheading major projects in the lab! They who keep the lab going… 

Shashwat, Shreya and Manasven are Undergraduate Research Interns from Ashoka University who not only drive various new projects on ecology and evolution of infection spread and disease, they have been instrumental in bringing new ideas to the lab! Great Job Guys!

Arun Prakash is my long-term accomplice in various experiments since 2014. He is now a PhD student at U Edinburgh and collaborating with me in my various ongoing projects on “Role of insect antimicrobial peptides in immune priming and aging of immune responses”! Way to go Arun

Arun Prakash, PhD Student, University of Edinburgh, Email:


Lab Alumni

It was great having all of you in the lab! Good Luck guys


Summer Interns


Devshuvam Banerji, Shashwat Goyal, Shreya Verma, Bhavya Duggar, Yajushi Khurana, Manasven Raina